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Tweet Share Whilst Roy Wood famously pined for it to be Christmas every day, I sadly don’t. That’s not to say I’m some Dickensian miser who can’t bear the sight of a bit of tinsel or the jingle of some bells (well maybe in October – I digress). I genuinely look forward to Christmas, but…

Tweet Share When I got diagnosed, I remember the Specialist Nurse telling me that really, my lifestyle shouldn’t be different to that of any other normal, healthy individual. Walking out of the clinic, laden with insulin pens, needles, test strips and other paraphernalia I was sceptical to say the least but of course she was…

Tweet Share I trained as an engineer and before that I was one of those rare kids who enjoyed maths at school. So when I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was always after a formula to work out how much insulin to take. At first, the nurse gave me simple instructions for dosages with examples:…

Tweet Share My older son Joe – aged 15 – has just had his French exchange partner over for the week. As a result, he’s been hanging around with his fellow teenagers a bit more than usual, doing teenage stuff – eating pizza, playing marathon sessions on Mario Kart, and watching hilarious clips on YouTube…

Tweet Share A few things have happened in the last week, which just re-enforce one of my massive hates – stereotypes. Something which effects me, especially as a diabetic. The issue of being stereotyped is something which, although happens all your life, really starts when you get into secondary school. I mean, in year seven…